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June 2016

Webinar: Understanding ORCID integration (June 9, 2016)

Thursday, 9 June 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AEST) Register Join the webinar

A number of members within the Australian ORCID consortium are investigating processes to integrate ORCID identifiers into their existing systems. To assist with this process the Consortium Lead, (Australian Access Federation) are hosting a webinar that explains:

This webinar will allow you to understand the different aspects involved in planning an ORCID integration at your institution. It will provide you with tips on what to do when considering an integration and understand how an ORCID integration would help your institution.

Who should attend? The webinar is open to all but will primarily benefit:

Speaker: Melroy Almeida

For more information contact: orcid@aaf.edu.au

May 2016

International Workshop on Science Gateways

You are invite to attend the second Australian International Workshop on Science Gateways, as part of the eResearch Australasia conference. The Workshop is 10 October 2016 in Melbourne. The call for participation for the Workshop (and the main conference) closes 5 June 2015. This workshops offers participants the opportunity to engage with other members of the Science Gateways community, to explore common issues and share successes.

A Science Gateway is a community-developed set of tools, applications, and data collections that are integrated through a tailored web-based environment. Often Science Gateways leverage larger scale computing and data storage facilities that would otherwise be inaccessible to many domain scientists. Gateways can be used to tackle common scientific goals, engage with industry, and offer resources for educating students and informing non-experts. To continue the development of this community, this workshop offers a venue for knowledge exchange and skills development.

About the Workshop

The International Workshop on Science Gateways series focuses on research contributions for science gateways and tools in different research fields. It brings together members of the science gateway community from many fields and disciplines, providing an international platform to exchange experience, formulate ideas, and share technological advances in the context of science gateways.

This will be an interactive forum, including lightning talks and roundtables to discuss and share common issues and experiences. This workshop builds on the first Australian workshop in 2015 (attended by 55 people) and the successful Science Gateways series of workshops conducted for nearly ten years in USA and Europe.

We grateful acknowledge sponsorship from NeCTAR.

Call for Papers – closes 5 June 2016

Submissions are invited related to various aspects of science gateways.

For further information please contact iwsg-a@sciencegateways.org

If you are interested in joining the Program Committee to review papers in July/August then please contact michelle.barker@nectar.org.au

ORCID Consortium outreach meeting and launch

February 2016

The Australian ORCID Consortium was officially launched in Canberra by Senator Zed Seselja on 16 February and coincided with the first Australian Outreach Meeting and ORCID town hall meeting. The event attracted over 110 delegates with a mix of panels, presentations, lightning talks, and demonstrations. Links to presentations and videos from the event can be found on the program page.

The Consortium now has 40 member organisations nationally from the Australian higher education and research sector including ARC and NHMRC. Throughout 2016 the AAF will be working with these organisations to assist in providing support with future ORCID integration.

If you organisation is not already part of the Australian ORCID Consortium and would like to become a member, you can contact us at support@aaf.edu.au or to find out more visit the ORCID section on the AAF website.

AusCERT2016, the 15th annual AusCERT Information Security Conference

23-27 May 2016 at the Surfers Paradise Marriott

Don’t miss the best cyber security conference in Australia! The AusCERT2016 speaker line-up and program has been released. AusCERT2016 will host around 60 local and international information security specialists over five days of training and presentations.